August 08, 2005

The Dog Won't Talk and You Can't be a Watermelon Head

Bones has had this fascination with watching Men in Black II as of late. He found the DVD in his Dad’s collection and that’s all he wants to watch.

Now, we’re still doing the whole ‘talk about getting a dog’ thing. Just because I haven’t blogged it doesn’t mean it’s gone away. I’m trying to convince them that an adult lab is the way to go, but I’ve not won them over. Plus, I don’t want to do anything that will readily give our hamster a heart attack. I’ve grown rather attached to Fiona. Rodent or not.

So as Bones is watching MiBII today, he comes running in and says to me, ‘Mom, mom, mom, mom, mom, I want you to come see this dog. THIS is the kind of dog I want.’

I walk in and it’s Frank the pug.

I’m looking at this dog, with his smushed in forlorn face and I say, “You want one of those?”

Bones reply was, “yeah, yeah yeah, look how CUTE he is!”

I sat there for a minute and finally said, “You *do* realize, that pugs don’t really talk and if we were to get a pug, he’s *not* going to talk to you, right?”

I got the rolled eyes, “Of course” look.

Yeah. Right. I don’t believe him for a minute. In that little head of his, he’s hoping for a Men in Black II pug dog that talks. That’s what he REALLY wants.

He can’t fool me. When his oldest brother was 4, his brother said to me, “Mom, Mom, mom, mom, mom, can we get some fruit gushers?”

The commercial was on TV. In the commercial, someone eats something that tastes like a watermelon and “Blammo!”, they’re a big watermelon head. Their face is there, but red, and their head is shaped like a big watermelon.

I looked at him and said, “We can try them, but you do realize that your head won’t turn into the fruit you eat. You won’t become a watermelon head or a lemon head.”

He looked truly despondent and said, “Oh. Nevermind.”

Now… the thought of eating something and having my head turn into a gigantic watermelon or cantaloupe or lemon or anything else… would scare the EVER LIVING CRAP out of me. That’s just not on the list of 100 things I want to do before I die, eat something that changes me into a big fruit head.

It just isn’t.

But my son? Oh he wanted to try it. And was disappointed when I told him it wasn’t a possibility.

I’m not sure about my kids sometimes.

So this dog thing, Bones may say he doesn’t expect the dog to talk, but I don’t believe him. I think I’ll stick with the thought of a Lab.

Posted by Boudicca at August 8, 2005 11:15 PM | TrackBack

Okay, while I hope he doesn't do this experiment, dogs can, and do, talk, and people's head do turn to large watermelons if one drinks the proper liquids beforehand.

Just sayin'. ;)

Posted by: That 1 Guy at August 8, 2005 11:37 PM

Cody talks to me. Honest. Well, right now he's cussin' at me, but still....

Oh and T1G, we weren't gonna bring up that how "peoples heads turnin' into watermelon" thing. What happens at a blog crawl stays at the blogcrawl. ;-)

Posted by: Tammi at August 9, 2005 12:01 AM

.. just as long as you don't buy them a Chi... Chihua.. Chihuah... Chiawahwah... damn, how DO you spell that dog?..

Posted by: Eric at August 9, 2005 12:08 AM

I hate to say it but.... ewww I don't like pugs. Yeah they're cute in movies I suppose... but the ones by us have the most annoying "hoarse" bark (like they've got something caught in their throat) and they wheeze when they breathe. Most of the time I'm wondering if they'll collapse when they start barking really hard! It would make me nuts.

Oh, and these aren't old dogs in the least, nor are they overweight. Just dogs around the neighborhood. People here are big on invisible fences and often have their dogs out front instead of in the back yard... and they LOVE dogs here - about 2/3 of the people in the neighborhood have at least one if not more.

Posted by: Teresa at August 9, 2005 12:42 AM

How can anyone look at a pug and think "OO! Cute!"?

UGLY things...

Posted by: Harvey at August 9, 2005 07:36 AM

If you're going ugly, go all the way ugly -- bulldog. :)

And no, you really, really, really don't want a puppy -- with kids you've GOT to go with at least somewhat grown if you're getting a dog.

Posted by: Ogre at August 9, 2005 07:42 AM

Eric, shush your mouth about a just haven't met Kiki yet which is the best chihuahua you'll ever meet....not like the ditzy movie star's chihuahuas. She'll play with the big dogs, sit in your lap and cuddle and is smart as hell. Just you wait!

And BTW, that movie made my lil sis want a pug too! My uncle went and got a pug for my cousins....PIA!! Don't Do It!

Posted by: Sissy at August 9, 2005 08:21 AM

T1G- No! Stay away from my boys!!!

Eric- No small dogs. We're getting a DOG.

Ogre- Bulldog was discussed and nixed. And no, I don't want a puppy. I want nothing else I have to potty train or anything else. I don't ever want another baby mammal in this house. Ever.

Sissy- Yeah, we won't get a pug, although the people I know that have them love them.

Teresa- We're a big dog neighborhood too, with invisible fences. No pugs though. Everything else, but no pugs.

Posted by: Bou at August 9, 2005 08:52 AM